In December, I got sick and tired of dealing with dog hair and juice stains on my couch. We have one of those oversized microfiber things in bright red. It is incredibly unforgiving. So I decided it was finally time to get a slipcover.
I've used slipcovers before, and I find that they slip and slide all over the place, and the end result is that it looks like you just draped your furniture in a big bedsheet. With that in mind, I decided to go all out and get one of the stretchy ones, which I convinced myself was sure to be the answer I was looking for. It'd cling to what it was supposed to and be form-fitting, and suddenly my dog hair problem would be a thing of the past and my life would be all martinis and designer gowns. What could possibly go wrong?!
Here is a picture of the slipcover I chose:
Here is a picture of what it looks like on my couch:
I guess technically it does protect the way it's supposed to (please note: Rosemary's Baby is not wearing any pants), but the nature of the fabric actually makes it a hair magnet that even my washing machine can't hope to salvage. The fact that it just sort of squashes the back cushions into place and makes everything else look lumpy and depressed leaves me thinking I won't be having anyone over for martinis anytime soon.
I hope my dogs appreciate that I spent $90 to turn my couch into a fancy dog bed. At least it was on sale.